Saturday TV Ratings 3/12/22: Saturday Night Live Hits Another Low, NBA Leads Primetime (UPDATED)


Ratings Analysis: Despite host Zoe Kravitz and musical guest Rosalia putting on quite a show, NBC's 'Saturday Night Live' (0.80, -0.01) inched down to its lowest rating to date. Earlier in the evening, the '2022 Winter Paralympics' (0.17, -0.02) dropped by two-hundredths from Friday's broadcast. A repeat of 'Dateline' (0.18) and 'SNL Vintage' (0.25) occupied the 9PM and 10PM slots respectively. ABC had the strongest offering in primetime with its telecast of the 'Bucks v. Warriors' NBA game (0.64). 'NBA Countdown' (0.26) came in second place in the 8PM timeslot. Fox got some decent mileage out of the 'Big East Tournament Championship' (0.28), the 'Big East' postgame (0.19), and 'Pac-12 Tournament Championship' (0.32). CBS's '48 Hours' (0.28, -0.01) shed a hundredth behind a 'Neighborhood' rerun (0.14), an encore of 'Bob Hearts Abishola' (0.17), and a repeat of itself' (0.24). The CW's 'Great Chocolate Showdown' (0.06) held flat but 'World's Funniest Animals' (0.02, -0.04) plummeted to egregious levels. The 'Funniest Animals' encore (0.05) had more life in it at 9:30PM. 
Finals Update: 'NBA: Bucks v. Warriors' (+0.2), 'Pac-12 Tournament Championship' (+0.1), and the repeat of 'Bob Hearts Abishola' (+0.1) adjusted up. 'Big East Tournament Championship' (-0.1), 'Big East Tournament Postgame' (-0.1), and repeats of 'The Neighborhood' (-0.1) and 'Dateline NBC' (-0.1) adjusted down.



18-49 Rating/Share

Viewers (mil)


8 PMBig East Tournament Championship0.28/31.22Fox

NBA Countdown0.26/31.58ABC

2022 Winter Paralympics0.17/21.18NBC

The Neighborhood (R)0.14/11.16CBS

Great Chocolate Showdown0.06/00.47The CW
8:30 PMNBA: Bucks v. Warriors0.64/62.89ABC

Big East Tournament Postgame0.19/20.89Fox

Bob Hearts Abishola (R)0.17/21.28CBS
9 PMPac-12 Tournament Championship0.32/31.30Fox

48 Hours (R)0.24/21.95CBS

Dateline NBC (R)0.18/21.66NBC

World's Funniest Animals0.02/00.31The CW
9:30 PMWorld's Funniest Animals (R)0.05/00.39The CW
10 PM48 Hours0.28/32.69CBS

SNL Vintage0.25/21.85NBC

11:30 PMSaturday Night Live0.80/94.36NBC
(R) = repeat

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